1. spring scale a balance that measure weight by the tension on a helical spring
  2. spring squill European scilla with small blue or purple flowers
  3. principle a basic generalization that is accepted as true
  4. principal main or most important
  5. sliding scale a wage scale that fluctuates in response to the cost-of-living index
  6. sprinkle scatter with liquid; wet lightly
  7. spring-clean thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year
  8. spring roll minced vegetables and meat wrapped in a pancake and fried
  9. springlike resembling a spring or the action of a spring
  10. springtail any of numerous minute wingless primitive insects possessing a special abdominal appendage that allows the characteristic nearly perpetual springing pattern; found in soil rich in organic debris or on the surface of snow or water
  11. springbuck a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
  12. sparingly to a meager degree or in a meager manner
  13. spring chicken a young chicken having tender meat
  14. springbok a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air
  15. spring gun a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off
  16. springer spaniel a large spaniel with wavy silky coat usually black or liver and white
  17. paradoxical seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
  18. spring-loaded containing a compressed spring that presses one part against another
  19. springboard a beginning from which an enterprise is launched
  20. spring water underground water that is held in the soil and in pervious rocks